Allahabad: The clean Ganga may be high on the agenda of the Government of India and it has launched ‘Namami Gange’, an integrated Ganga conservation mission but a senior officer was seen making mockery of this in Allahabad, the city of Sangam.
While crores of public money is being proposed to be spent to clean river Ganga , the Additional District Magistrate (Nazul), Allahabad O P Srivastava was caught on camera unabashedly urinating in the sacred river. It came to light when the pictures went viral on the social media on Monday. Shrivastava was present there for supervising the arrangements of Triveni Mahotsav which is to start from February 23.
- Srivastava was caught easing himself at the bank of the pious river.
- A photo journalist captured this act on camera.
- Ironically, the District Magistrate of Allahabad later claimed that temporary toilets had been constructed and a team was appointed to keep a watch on people who tend to urinate at the banks of Ganga and Yamuna.
- Briefing about the conservation of the rivers, he said that special arrangements were in place to prevent the holy water bodies from contamination during the festival.